Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2013
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into “Blue”. What I got was better than anything I could’ve imagined. This film was a thunderbolt to the chest, and Adèle Exarchopoulos is a tremendous force of nature in herself. The coming-of-age film to end all coming-of-age films, “Blue” shares many philosophical and social commentaries with “The Great Beauty”, but instead of keeping the audience at a distance, “Blue” is nothing but incredibly intimate and personal. Heavy on the close-ups, you never lose sight of every painful, confusing and liberating feeling of love shown of Adele’s expressive face. You’re there with her every step of the way, and she fucking owns every single frame. This is cinema the world needs more of. I wish I made this film. A beautiful, beautiful work of art.